Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 10

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Weekly Stats

Weight Watchers Week Number: 10

Lbs Lost this Week: – 1

Lbs Lost Total: – 13.4

WW Stars Earned this Week: None

Food of the Week


It’s time to be honest. I really do not know how I lost weight this week because all I did was celebrate (two dinners with friends I don’t see regularly anymore, Fourth of July and our 6th Wedding Anniversary – which involved two meals) and go way over on my points. All I know is that when I did eat out (an astronomical five or six times last week), I tried to be reasonable – I skipped the fries or ordered a salad with my meal. I tried to stay away from grains as much as possible, but I made up for the calories I know for sure in sheer volume and alcohol! My favorite meal was that above (dinner with Friend #1), which included an amulet (I’m not kidding, look at the picture) of steak, shrimp, chicken and veggies) and a Coronarita (Margarita with a mini Corona in it), which was so good, it’s dangerous.

Activity of the Week

The heat and humidity have been horrible. I only managed to get in one run of  2.75 miles in 47 mintes for a 17:08 pace.

Personal Weight Loss Goals (crossed off when reached)

I want to lose…
10 lbs
20 lbs
30 lbs
35 lbs
40 lbs
45 lbs
50 lbs
55 lbs
60 lbs
65 lbs
70 lbs

Personal Fitness Goals (crossed off when reached)

I will…
Run a 5K (Giant Eagle 5K; Columbus, Ohio; July 28, 2013)
Run a Quarter Marathon (Emerald City; Dublin, Ohio; August 25, 2013)
Run a Mud/Obstacle Race (Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run 5K; Columbus, Ohio September 14, 2013)
Run a Half Marathon
Start Biking


4th of july 2013

This week I learned that you just need to have a little confidence in yourself that you can and will do what you put your mind to. I was worried about losing weight this week (and I did), but I did not stop living my life either. July is my favorite time of year and I wasn’t going to miss it like I did last year. I lived my life, enjoyed food and drink in light of special occasions, but did not overdo it to the point of sabotage and even if I had – I. Would. Have. Survived. So, live your life and do the best you can and I think the best will eventually find you.


Until the next mile marker,

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  1. Yes. You have to live your life. This is where I struggle some times. I think to myself, do I want to see a loss this week? Of course. But I also want to live my life. It’s a balancing act and I believe in all things in moderation. Rarely do I have a perfect week. I l*LOVE* beer. I am not afraid of things like butter or bacon. I miss a day or two of tracking. But I’m down a little over 20 pounds and 16 away from goal. I am not going to hate life because I’m not living it. You did great. Sometime our bodies surprise us, I’ve seen a loss when I least expected, fully expecting a gain. I am in the this for the long run so I have to make it sustainable. You can do this. 🙂

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Your progress is so inspiring to me, Nanci! I hope to be where you are someday. Thanks for your encouragement! It is always a pleasure to hear from you. YOU keep up the great work as well. We can do it!!!

  2. Good for you Sara! Life and family and friends and celebrations don’t stop just cause we are trying to lose a bit of weight. You are being realistic and not depriving yourself, but making good choices along the way. These are great lessons to be learning.

    CLAP CLAP CLAP … hurray for you!

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Thanks, Elle! I FEEL like I am learning important things this time around so I have been really grateful. Thanks for always supporting me. You area also one of my WW role models.

  3. Congrats!!! You don’t need no stinking WW star! 😉

    I will say this just for the long run & not to be mean or anything like that – BALANCE is so important & you enjoyed which is important .. but the one thing I learned is that “celebrations” can get out of hand thru a year.. I once wrote a post on it.. if we celebrated everything & everyone else’s celebrations – well, you get what I am saying…. 🙂

    I am NOT trying to say you did this but just something I learned in general way back when…

    Congrats again!

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      I absolutely get what you are saying, Jody. I have easily been there – when EVERYday turns into a celebration and it is something to be mindful of. I think the first week in July in particular is a big one for me, but I know at times like Christmas – I can’t “celebrate” every time we go to an event or get together because it would just get out of hand!

      I appreciate your insights. I always learn something about weight loss from you and Elle over at Eat Run Sail. You are two ladies who have done it, kept it off and look FANTASTIC too – plus you’re both so sweet I just can’t help but admire you. 😉

      Have a great weekend!

  4. sara,
    i am loving your blog! i am so glad we found each other through fitfluential. i am on weight watchers too and have been for about a year and a half. it is quite a journey. i lost 30 pounds and then gained 20 pounds back and am now trying to lose again. i am finding it so difficult to accomplish during the summer months because of the heat and humidity. i love to work out but my legs feel like lead when i run in the summer. and i am so sore the next day! what is that all about?!

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Thanks, Gina! I just went over to your blog – and I love it, especially the message in the header! I will be following you. 🙂 That is one of the things I love about FitFluential, I can still find new friends and new inspirations, even when I don’t think that’s possible. You are one of those people. I look forward to getting to know you more and if there is anything you need – just ask! We can learn together. I am so glad to have a new WW friend too – we CAN do this! I struggle in the summer too so I know you are not alone in that. Talk to you soon!

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